Don Leynes has a
reputation for clever choreography and wicked humor (Just ask him about his
newly grown mustache).Join us each
and every Wednesday during June as well as the next SNC dance to learn more
about the romanticism of Nightclub.
Excellent instruction by Jon Serletic and polka
music that is just plain happy put smiles on dancers faces this past Friday
night.Exuberance is an
understatement describing this dance as water consumption was at an all time
high. Thank you, Jon!
Dance Challenge:The first SNC
table has been filled for this event, so we’re starting a second.Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the 2nd SNC table as well as
get a great deal: workshops and late night buffets are included in the
new:A second Happenings editors is traveling abroad.Julie Hein is visiting her son in Tokyo and is doing some
site-seeing.We can’t wait to hear
her trip report!
June 11 - August
Summer Dance Festival.Grant Park.
Group dance instruction in everything from ballroom to country line
dancing on a 3,500 square foot open-air floor at the Spirit of Music Garden
in Grant Park.
new:June 20:Saturday.The Chicago Rebels hold a West
Coast Swing dance at The Centre at North
Park10040 Addison Ave.,
Park.Lessons are from
followed by open dancing until .
modified:June 27:Saturday.Brian Wong, editor of Chicago Dance News, hosts Double
Dance at Ballroom City, 207 Villa Avenue, Villa Park, 60181. The theme is
Red, White and Blue Jam.Active and veteran US Armed Forced who
wear their uniform or clothes with a military logo get in half price.(map)
Viva presents a Swing and Hustle Dance from - .Studio is located
at 41 E.Northwest Hwy, Palatine
modified:July 2 - 4:Sweet Home
Chicago.Wyndham Hotel O’Hare.Party, dance, eat, dance, shop, dance (no
competition) with the folks from the WindyCity Jitterbug Club. Julie Hein is a
teaches a four-week series of West Coast Swing through the month of
June at Heart & Sole Dance Studio,
183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. WCS 101 begins at and is followed by WCS 102 at .(map)
Popovich teaches Pilates in Arlington Heights starting at .Pilates helps dancers of all levels learn to move their bodies more
efficiently, resulting in smoother dancing, longer endurance, and more
flexibility. You will feel better too! Contact Jill
to learn more or for directions to the class.
Tuesdays:Maren Oslac teaches four weeks of East
Coast Swing as part of her Dancing for All Occasions series during the
month of June at Heart & Sole Dance
Studio, 7038 183rd St., Tinley Park, 60477. Lesson is from .(map)
Wednesdays:Don Leynes teaches Nightclub
on Wednesdays in June as well as at the dance on Friday, June 19.
Thursdays:Alisa Winkler teaches West Coast
Swing during the month of June at Studio Viva!in Palatine from to .Contact
Alisa for more details. (map)
new:June 12- 13:Orange Blossom DanceMarriott, Orlando, Florida.This fully sanctioned UCWDC event has some
SNC folks competing.Championship swing dancers Christopher and Katrina will
July 11:WWII USO themed Swing Dance.Green Bay, Wisconsin.Hosted by the NationalRailroadMuseum. The event includes a live swing band,
cash bar, food, and WWII re-enactors. Contact
Jacqueline Frank for more information. (map)
July 24: Swing’n’Country invites
one and all to its annual mid-summer party.The theme is “In the Good Old Summertime” and pizza
will be served.
July 17 - 19: The North East
Wisconsin Rebels Swing Dance Club presents the 9th annual Wisconsin Dance Challenge. Radisson
Hotel, Green Bay, Wisconsin.Event Directors are Vivian Hahn and Doug Rousar. Contact
Leah Noparstak if you’d like to be part of the SNC table.Chris VanHouton and Julie Hein are on staff.Matt Cotherman and April Prince are among
the featured DJs.
August 7: Swing’n’Country presents
dance.Get ready for Chicago’s very
own dance festival. The dance’s theme, “In the Heat of the Night,” features
an Ice Cream Social.
modified:August 21 - 23:Chicagoland Dance
Festival.CrownPlazaChicago O’Hare.Look forward to workshops, open dancing and competitions at CDF.See if its reputation as an event that is
fun to the MAX is true. A tentative schedule
has been posted.
August 27 -
Dance Party.Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.Thirteen
hours of workshops and open dancing with no competition.Staff includes Maren Oslac and Jeff
Sanchez.Contact Maren to sit at a table with your Chicago friends.
Me In St. Louis.St. Louis
Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri.Swing Dance
Championship.Chicago’s Maren Oslac is on staff.